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Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving

Author: Sanjoy Mahajan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mahajan, Sanjoy, 1969-
Street-fighting mathematics.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009028867
(OCoLC)428731304
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjoy Mahajan
ISBN: 9780262265881 0262265885
OCLC Number: 608692427
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 134 p.) : ill.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
1 Dimensions --
2 Easy cases --
3 Lumping --
4 Pictorial proofs --
5 Taking out the big part --
6 Analogy --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead.

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